Entries by Langston Education & Arts Development

Langston Lives! is officially sold out!

We’re overwhelmed by the positive response to our unique storytelling event set for Saturday! We’ve sold all 100 seats available at the International Storytelling Center! If you were planning to come, but haven’t yet purchased tickets, please send an email to leadlhs@gmail.com to let us know of your desire to attend. We’ll add your name to a waiting […]

10 Days Left to Buy Tickets

You have 10 days left to buy your tickets for Langston Lives!, the unique storytelling event we’re hosting at the International Storytelling Center. The venue can seat 100 people, and we’ve sold about half those seats. We know many folks like to wait til the last minute to buy tickets, but we encourage you not […]

One-of-a-Kind Event Set for February 16

We’re excited to announce a one-of-a-kind event coming next month! LEAD has partnered with Ms. Sheila Arnold, a master storyteller and historical interpreter, to create a unique portrayal of Langston High School’s history. Langston Lives!, a gala featuring Ms. Arnold’s performance, “It Was Ours: Langston High School Through Memory’s Eye,” will be held on Saturday, […]

Langston Grad Hugh Collie Excited to See Project Take Shape

During the Great Depression, Hugh Collie’s family faced a decision. Stay in Birmingham, Alabama, or move to find greater opportunity. A relative’s advice brought them to Johnson City where the Collie family quickly put down roots with his father founding Johnson City’s first African-American-owned dry-cleaning business. Mr. Collie enrolled in school in Johnson City, first […]

Morris-Baker Community Fund Donates $10,000 to Langston Rehab

    A $10,000 donation from the Morris-Baker Community Fund will support ongoing work to rehabilitate Langston High School. Preston McKee, president of Morris-Baker Funeral Home, announced the gift during a press conference today held at the Johnson City Municipal Building. McKee said the donation is intended to bring a once vibrant community resource back […]

LEAD Youth Ambassadors Honored by National Merit Scholars Program

  Two LEAD Youth Ambassadors have been recognized as “Commended Students” in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Andrew M. Keith, second from left, and Rachel K. Smith, second from right, were honored at a Johnson City Schools Board of Education meeting on Nov. 6. 2018. These Science Hill High School students have worked alongside our […]

Construction is Underway!

For months, we’ve been raising money for renovations to the former Langston High School building. We’ve been talking about what the space will be used for and how it will benefit future generations. We’re excited by the possibilities this project offers and how it will shape our community for years to come. Now, thanks to […]

Who Doesn’t Like Pie?!?

  As if you needed another reason to enjoy a piece of pie, Buttermilk Pie Shop has partnered with LEAD to raise money to fund renovations at Langston High School. From September 11-13, 20 percent of proceeds from sales at Buttermilk Pie Shop will be donated to LEAD. The pie shop is located at 3135 People’s […]